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Cal/OSHA’s Proposed Workplace Violence Rule

USA - June 28 2022 Last month, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) released a revised discussion draft of a proposed regulation…

Benjamin H. Patton, Heather Raun

California rapidly approves sweeping Cal/OSHA emergency COVID-19 regulation

USA - November 20 2020 Just one week after the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (“Cal/OSHA”) made its proposed COVID-19 Emergency Regulation (“COVID-19…

Benjamin H. Patton

Texas grand jury indicts Arkema and top executives based on chemical release during Hurricane Harvey

USA - August 8 2018 A Texas grand jury recently indicted Arkema Inc., Arkema CEO Richard Rowe, and plant manager Leslie Comardelle based on allegations that these…

Benjamin H. Patton

Fifth Circuit upholds OSHA’s interpretation of PSM standard

USA - July 22 2020 On July 9, 2020, the Fifth Circuit held that the mechanical integrity requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)…

Benjamin H. Patton, Grace Hearn

Racing toward a standard: How Virginia, Oregon, and Washington are moving to regulate workplace hazards of COVID-19

USA - July 23 2020 Individual states’ safety agencies have undertaken the development of their own workplace safety rules in response to potential hazards from COVID-19…

Benjamin H. Patton, Brian J. Kay, Randa M. Lewis, Veronica A. Miclot, Jennifer A. Smokelin